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Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests

<p>A student holds a swab which is part of a lateral flow test at Swansea University</p>

Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests T he return of university students to their homes over Christmas may have caused thousands of extra coronavirus infections, modelling suggests. Mathematicians at Cardiff University found that coronavirus-infected students returning home from university over the festive …

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One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections

One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections

One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections The versions of the coronavirus that all seven carried were virtually identical genetically — strongly suggesting that one person among them initiated the outbreak. That person, whom the report calls Passenger A, had in fact tested negative four or five days before boarding, the researchers found. Updated  Jan. …

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The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections

The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections

The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections In an interview, Dr. Dvorin said that although steroids may make people euphoric, they can also “make some people feel pretty bad by causing anxiety, jitteriness and manic-like behavior.” In people with pre-existing psychosis, short-term steroid shots can trigger a psychotic episode, Dr. McCoul …

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In Sweden, Coronavirus Infections and Calls for a Lockdown Are Rising

In Sweden, Coronavirus Infections and Calls for a Lockdown Are Rising

In Sweden, Coronavirus Infections and Calls for a Lockdown Are Rising In Sweden, Coronavirus Infections and Calls for a Lockdown Are Rising Sweden has been an outlier in the global pandemic: It eschewed lockdowns and kept restaurants, bars, schools, movie theaters and gyms mostly open. And while death rates were high compared to its Nordic neighbors, they were comparable to …

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Covid Infections, and Blame, Rise Along Southeast Asian Borders

Covid Infections, and Blame, Rise Along Southeast Asian Borders

Covid Infections, and Blame, Rise Along Southeast Asian Borders Covid Infections, and Blame, Rise Along Southeast Asian Borders MAE SOT, Thailand — The border between Thailand and Myanmar is more than 1,500 miles long, much of it thickly forested. Myanmar has suffered runaway transmission of the coronavirus. Thailand, so far, has not. But over the past couple of weeks, at …

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India’s Coronavirus Infections Drop. A Second Wave May Loom.

India's Coronavirus Infections Drop. A Second Wave May Loom.

India’s Coronavirus Infections Drop. A Second Wave May Loom. India’s Coronavirus Infections Drop. A Second Wave May Loom. NEW DELHI — Two months ago, India looked like a coronavirus disaster zone. Reported infections neared 100,000 a day, deaths were shooting up, and India seemed ready to surpass the United States in total recorded cases. Today, India’s situation looks much different. …

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Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Covid Infections Significantly, New Study Shows

Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Covid Infections Significantly, New Study Shows

Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Covid Infections Significantly, New Study Shows Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Covid Infections Significantly, New Study Shows Restaurants, gyms, cafes and other crowded indoor venues accounted for some 8 in 10 new infections in the early months of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic, according to a new analysis that could help officials around the world now …

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Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern

Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern

Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern The decision this week by the Danish government to kill millions of mink because of coronavirus concerns, effectively wiping out a major national industry, has put the spotlight on simmering worries among scientists and conservationists about the vulnerability of animals to the pandemic virus, and what …

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Denmark Will Kill All Farmed Mink, Citing Covid Infections

Denmark Will Kill All Farmed Mink, Citing Covid Infections

Denmark Will Kill All Farmed Mink, Citing Covid Infections Denmark Will Kill All Farmed Mink, Citing Covid Infections The Danish government will slaughter millions of mink at more than 1,000 farms, citing concerns that a mutation in the novel coronavirus that has infected the mink could possibly interfere with the effectiveness of a vaccine for humans. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen …

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The world recorded more than 1 million new cases in the last three days, and India’s total infections passed 7 million.

The world recorded more than 1 million new cases in the last three days, and India’s total infections passed 7 million.

The world recorded more than 1 million new cases in the last three days, and India’s total infections passed 7 million. The world recorded more than 1 million new cases in the last three days, and India’s total infections passed 7 million. The world recorded more than one million new cases of the coronavirus in the last three days, as …

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